Yesterday, two laid-off NLPL Librarians, Melissa Feaver and Darrell Squires, were interviewed on CBC radio’s West Coast Morning Show. Listen to the podcast, “Public libraries didn’t escape cuts”.
Melissa and laid-off Corner Brook City Librarian, Jessica Prince, were interviewed yesterday evening on CBC television’s Here & Now. The clip is available streaming on the Here & Now website. The report stated that “Sixteen jobs in the province’s public library system have been cut. Five of those getting pink slips today were Professional Librarians.”
The story also made the front page of the Western Star newspaper this morning. Read the full article “Closing the Book” on the Western Star‘s website, which included quotes from Corner Brook Regional Library Board Chair, Marc Thackray, and NLLA President, Erin Alcock.